The Washington Times - July 7, 2009, 03:52AM

President Bush was strongly criticized for his statement about Putin:



“I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy and we had a very good dialogue,” Bush said. “I was able to get a sense of his soul.”

Where is the media discussion about Obama’s statement:


“I trust President Medvedev to not only listen and to negotiate constructively, but also to follow — follow through on the agreements that are contained here today.”

Obama’s statement goes at least as far as Bush’s, though outside of Fox News I am not sure that a comparison has been made.